The Question of Psychological Types: The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Hans Schmid-Guisan, 1915-1916 (Philemon Foundation #8) (Hardcover)
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This is book number 8 in the Philemon Foundation series.
- #1: On Theology and Psychology: The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Adolf Keller (Philemon Foundation #1) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #10: Analytical Psychology in Exile: The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Erich Neumann (Philemon Foundation #10) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #12: On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung's Lecture on Gérard de Nerval's Aurélia (Philemon Foundation #12) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #14: History of Modern Psychology: Lectures Delivered at Eth Zurich, Volume 1, 1933-1934 (Philemon Foundation #14) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #15: Dream Symbols of the Individuation Process: Notes of C. G. Jung's Seminars on Wolfgang Pauli's Dreams (Philemon Foundation #15) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #20: Psychology of Yoga and Meditation: Lectures Delivered at Eth Zurich, Volume 6: 1938-1940 (Philemon Foundation #20) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #23: Consciousness and the Unconscious: Lectures Delivered at Eth Zurich, Volume 2: 1934 (Philemon Foundation #23) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #26: Jung on Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises: Lectures Delivered at Eth Zurich, Volume 7: 1939-1940 (Philemon Foundation #26) (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
The first English translation of correspondence tracing the development of Jung's theory of psychological typesIn 1915, C. G. Jung and his psychiatrist colleague, Hans Schmid-Guisan, began a correspondence through which they hoped to codify fundamental individual differences of attention and consciousness. Their ambitious dialogue, focused on the opposition of extraversion and introversion, demonstrated the difficulty of reaching a shared awareness of differences even as it introduced concepts that would eventually enable Jung to create his landmark 1921 statement of the theory of psychological types. That theory, the basis of the widely used Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and similar personality assessment tools, continues to inform not only personality psychology but also such diverse fields as marriage and career counseling and human resource management. This correspondence reveals Jung fielding keen theoretical challenges from one of his most sensitive and perceptive colleagues, and provides a useful historical grounding for all those who work with, or are interested in, Jungian psychology and psychological typology.
About the Author
John Beebe is the author of Integrity in Depth and past president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. Ernst Falzeder is the author of Psychoanalytic Filiations: Mapping the Psychoanalytic Movement and senior research scholar at University College London.